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Sites which offer ways to search the Internet for information, or describe or discuss ways to search it.
Search Engine Watch
A guide to search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Forums, reviews, articles, ratings, and frequent newsletters. Paying members receive access to extra content.
Age of Dot Com
Links to search resources including start pages, integrated search forms, portals, engines, guides, and directories. Offers both a simple links page and a directory with descriptions and ratings.
Search Tools for Web Sites and Intranets
Provides information, news and advice about web site searching technology. Includes a guide, search tools list, glossary, and opportunity to compare searches of its own site by different tools. Offers a free monthly email newsletter.
Categorizes thousands of the most useful topic-specific directories and databases, with descriptions.
Search forms for the most effective engines in dozens of categories from Robert Skelton. Includes reviews, ratings, webmaster tools, and tutorials.
A directory of search engines and directories worldwide, organized by geographical area and subject, includes articles on site submission, marketing, and optimization.
Web Search University 2009
Conference for Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies, held September 14-15, 2009, Washington, DC. Includes registration and past event schedules and speakers.
Search Engine History
Information on early technologies, directories, vertical search and search engine marketing. Provides a number of links for further reading.
Since 1994, the Internet Scout Research Group (Scout) has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.